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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Aug 10, 2011 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Down by the docks of the city ...

Very nice, AltheaRose. I think you chose your quotes well. Did you notice how many wires were coming out of that electric box above the sari shop? I flinched just looking at it.

A couple of questions though that I have been wondering about lately about you:

How long are you over there for?
Are you in India? Or, Tibet? Or, somewhere else?
What are you doing there? I don't think you are on mission there but it seemed like when you were getting ready to leave that the reason for you going was not strictly pleasure nor dropping out.

Not trying to be too personal just curious.

TOOTMO

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 10, 2011 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Down by the docks of the city ...

In between India and Tibet. (Nepal.) I have a long connection here -- lived here in the 90s, speak the language tolerably, etc. -- and we'd always wanted to move back, personally as well as professionally. I have a lot of knowledge about this part of the world (as does my husband) and just want to use it!

Oh, on the wires at the sari shop -- absolutely standard. The whole city looks like that. I think PJ O'Rourke had the best phrase for the wires that criss-cross third world cities: "dirty hairnet of electrical wires." It's all do-it-yourself stuff, but houses don't burn cuz they're brick and concrete. Otherwise it would be constant flames.



This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-08-11 02:28:51